To the Members of
Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the standalone financial statements of Mphasis Limited ("theCompany") which comprise the standalone balance sheet as at 31 March 2019 thestandalone statement of profit and loss (including other comprehensive income) standalonestatement of changes in equity and standalone statement of cash flows for the year thenended and notes to the standalone financial statements including a summary of thesignificant accounting policies and other explanatory information (hereinafter referred toas "the standalone financial statements").
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information requiredby the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India ofthe state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2019 and profit and othercomprehensive income changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on thatdate.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specifiedunder Section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those SAs are furtherdescribed in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone FinancialStatements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with theCode of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with theethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the standalone financial statementsunder the provisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our otherethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. Webelieve that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to providea basis for our opinion.
Key Audit Matters
Key audit matters (KAM') are those matters that in our professional judgmentwere of most significance in our audit of the standalone financial statements of thecurrent period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the standalonefinancial statements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not providea separate opinion on these matters.
Description of Key Audit Matters
|The key audit matter ||How the matter was addressed in our audit |
|Adoption of Ind AS 115 Revenue from Contracts with Customers || |
|As described in Note 21 to the standalone financial statements the Company has adopted Ind AS 115 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Ind AS 115') the new standard on revenue recognition. ||Our audit procedures on adoption of Ind AS 115 Revenue from contracts with Customers (Ind AS 115') the new standard on revenue recognition include the following |
|The application and transition to this accounting standard is complex and is an audit focus area. || Evaluated the design and implementation of the processes and internal controls relating to implementation of the new revenue recognition standard |
|The revenue standard establishes a comprehensive framework for determining whether how much and when revenue should be recognized. || |
|This involves certain key judgments relating to identification of distinct performance obligations determination of the transaction price allocation of the transaction price to identified performance obligations and the appropriateness of the revenue recognition methodology. || Evaluated the detailed analysis performed by management across revenue streams by selecting samples for the existing contracts with customers and verified the appropriateness of identification of distinct performance obligations determination of the transaction price allocation of the transaction price to identified performance obligations and the appropriateness of the revenue recognition methodology |
|Additionally the standard mandates robust disclosures in respect of revenue and periods over which the remaining performance obligations will be satisfied subsequent to the balance sheet date. || |
|The Company adopted the cumulative effect method to transition to Ind AS 115 consequently comparative financial information was not restated. || Evaluated the appropriateness of the adjustments recorded by management as at 1 April 2018 to transition to the new revenue standard using the cumulative effect method; and |
| || Evaluated the appropriateness of the accounting policy and disclosures provided under the new revenue standard and assessed the completeness and mathematical accuracy of the relevant disclosures. |
|Evaluation of tax positions || |
|The Company operates in India and is subject to periodic challenges by local tax authorities on a range of tax matters during the normal course of business including direct tax transfer pricing and indirect tax matters. These involve significant management judgment to determine the possible outcome of the tax litigations consequently having an impact on related accounting and disclosures in the financial statements. ||Our audit procedures include the following substantive procedures: |
| || Obtained an understanding of key tax litigations and potential tax exposures |
| || We along with our internal tax experts - read and analyzed select key correspondences and consultations carried out by management with external tax experts for key tax litigations and potential tax exposures; |
|Refer Note 20 to the financial statements. || discussed with appropriate senior management and evaluated management's underlying key assumptions and grounds of appeal in estimating the tax provisions; and |
| || evaluated the status of the recent and current tax assessments/inquiries results of previous tax assessments and changes in the tax environment to assess management's estimate of the possible outcome of key tax litigations and potential tax exposures. |
The Company's management and Board of Directors are responsible for the otherinformation. The other information comprises the information included in the Company'sannual report but does not include the financial statements and our auditors' reportthereon.
Our opinion on the standalone financial statements does not cover the other informationand we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon. In connection with ouraudit of the standalone financial statements our responsibility is to read the otherinformation and in doing so consider whether the other information is materiallyinconsistent with the standalone financial statements or our knowledge obtained in theaudit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If based on the work we haveperformed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information weare required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.
Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements
The Company's management and Board of Directors are responsible for the matters statedin Section 134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation of these standalone financialstatements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs profit/loss and othercomprehensive income changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance withthe accounting principles generally accepted in India including the Indian AccountingStandards (Ind AS) specified under Section 133 of the Act.
This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Companyand for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation ofthe standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free frommaterial misstatement whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the standalonefinancial statements management and Board of Directors are responsible for assessing theCompany's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicable mattersrelated to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless managementeither intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has no realisticalternative but to do so.
Board of Directors is also responsible for overseeing the Company's financial reportingprocess.
Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalonefinancial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditors' report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assuranceis a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordancewith SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements canarise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in theaggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of userstaken on the basis of these standalone financial statements.
As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professional judgment andmaintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalonefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under Section 143(3)(i)of the Act we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the company hasadequate internal financial controls with reference to standalone financial statements inplace and the operating effectiveness of such controls.
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonablenessof accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.
Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basisof accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertaintyexists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company'sability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty existswe are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures inthe standalone financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify ouropinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of ourauditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease tocontinue as a going concern.
Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the standalonefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the standalone financialstatements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation. We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among othermatters the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findingsincluding any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during ouraudit. We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we havecomplied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and to communicatewith them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear onour independence and where applicable related safeguards.
From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the standalone financial statementsof the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these mattersin our auditors' report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about thematter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that a matter should not becommunicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonablybe expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.
Corresponding figures for the year ended 31 March 2018 have been audited by anotherauditor who expressed an unmodified opinion dated 10 May 2018 on the standalone financialstatements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2018.
Our opinion on the standalone financial statements is not modified in respect of theabove matter.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by the Companies (Auditors' Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in"Annexure A" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder to the extent applicable.
(A) As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report that:
(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.
(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by theCompany so far as it appears from our examination of those books.
(c) The standalone balance sheet the standalone statement of profit and loss(including other comprehensive income) the standalone statement of changes in equity andthe standalone statement of cash flows dealt with by this Report are in agreement with thebooks of account. (d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements complywith the Ind AS specified under Section 133 of the Act.
(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31March 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31 March 2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164(2) of the Act.
(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controlsrefer to our separate Report in "Annexure B".
(B) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors' Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations as at 31 March 2019 onits financial position in its standalone financial statements - Refer Note 28 to thestandalone financial statements;
ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative contracts Refer Note 16 to the standalone financial statements;
iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor
Education and Protection Fund by the Company. iv. The disclosures in the standalonefinancial statements regarding holdings as well as dealings in specified bank notes duringthe period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016 have not been made in these standalonefinancial statements since they do not pertain to the financial year ended 31 March 2019.
(C) With respect to the matter to be included in the Auditors' Report under section197(16):
In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theremuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the current year is in accordancewith the provisions of Section 197 of the Act. The remuneration paid to any director isnot in excess of the limit laid down under Section 197 of the Act. The Ministry ofCorporate Affairs has not prescribed other details under Section 197(16) which arerequired to be commented upon by us.
| ||for B S R & Co. LLP |
| ||Chartered Accountants |
| ||Firm's Registration No: 101248W/W-100022 |
| ||Amit Somani |
|Paris ||Partner |
|27 May 2019 ||Membership No: 060154 |
Annexure B to the Independent Auditors' report on the standalone financial statementsof Mphasis Limited for the year ended 31 March 2019
Report on the Internal Financial Controls with reference to the aforesaid standalonefinancial statements under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the CompaniesAct 2013 (Referred to in paragraph 1(A)(f) under Report on Other Legal andRegulatory Requirements' section of our report of even date) Opinion
We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to standalone financialstatements of Mphasis Limited ("the Company") as of 31 March 2019 in conjunctionwith our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended onthat date.
In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequate internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements and such internal financial controls wereoperating effectively as at 31 March 2019 based on the internal financial controls withreference to financial statements criteria established by the Company considering theessential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of InternalFinancial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India (the "Guidance Note").
Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
The Company's management and the Board of Directors are responsible for establishingand maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal financial controls withreference to financial statements criteria established by the Company considering theessential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note. Theseresponsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business including adherence to company's policies the safeguarding ofits assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financialinformation as required under the Companies Act 2013 (hereinafter referred to as"the Act").
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our auditin accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing prescribed underSection 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements. Those Standards and the Guidance Noterequire that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements were established and maintained and whether such controls operatedeffectively in all material respects.
Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls with reference to financial statements and their operatingeffectiveness.
Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to financial statementsincluded obtaining an understanding of such internal financial controls assessing therisk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the design and operatingeffectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selecteddepend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks of materialmisstatement of the standalone financial statements whether due to fraud or error. Webelieve that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to providea basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financial controls with referenceto financial statements.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls with reference to Financial Statements
A company's internal financial controls with reference to financial statements is aprocess designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financialreporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordancewith generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial controlswith reference to financial statements include those policies and procedures that (1)pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairlyreflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) providereasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation offinancial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and thatreceipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance withauthorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonableassurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use ordisposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financialstatements.
Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls with reference to FinancialStatements
Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements including the possibility of collusion or improper managementoverride of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not bedetected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls withreference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that theinternal financial controls with reference to financial statements may become inadequatebecause of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies orprocedures may deteriorate.
| ||for B S R & Co. LLP |
| ||Chartered Accountants |
| ||Firm's Registration No: 101248W/W-100022 |
| ||Amit Somani |
|Paris ||Partner |
|27 May 2019 ||Membership No: 060154 |